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Gossie and Gertie (Gossie & Friends) Board book – February 12, 2007


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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: Gossie & Friends
  • Board book: 16 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (February 12, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618747931
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618747931
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-K-Two books that are sure to become favorites because they tap into quintessential preschool experiences. In the first book, Gossie's red boots are missing. When they are found on the feet of Gertie, a smaller gosling, Gossie ends up sharing them. In the second story, Gertie is back, this time with blue boots of her own. She follows Gossie and does everything Gossie says, for a while. When she begins to do her own thing, her friend gets upset. By the end, the tables turn and Gertie leads Gossie to the food bowl, which they share, struggles forgotten. Dunrea's texts use easy words and simple, repetitive sentences, with a little bit of rhyming when it fits: "She wears them when she rides. She wears them when she hides" (Gossie). The ink-and-watercolor illustrations add little details that will reward observant children, such as a small insect in the background. Gossie's rural world is reassuringly child-sized, clear, and contained, as indicated by simple lines, primary colors, and focused illustrations on a white background. Because of the books' small size they will be better for one-on-one sharing than for group storytime. Young children will ask to hear these stories again and again, and they're just right for little hands.
Laurie von Mehren, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Reviewed with Olivier Dunrea's Gossie.

PreS. These small, square picture books introduce two little goslings in stories as unassuming yet satisfying as the art that illustrates them. Gossie features a little goose who loves wearing her bright red boots everywhere. One morning, they are missing. Searching everywhere, Gossie becomes increasingly distressed until she finds her boots on the feet of another, slightly smaller gosling. The last page shows the duo walking together, each wearing one red boot. In Gossie & Gertie, Gossie in her red boots and Gertie in blue ones are inseparable companions. Gossie, who expects Gertie to follow her lead, is increasingly annoyed when Gertie follows her own path. These beautifully designed volumes are simple enough for a two-year-old, yet they offer enough of a story to entertain older preschoolers as well. Pleasing in their economy of line, the bright ink-and-watercolor illustrations look clean and sharp against the white backgrounds. Carolyn Phelan
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


More About the Author

Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children's books. A painter and a sculptor, his work centers around medieval farms, farm animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in a 100 year old Arts and Crafts house in a tiny, remote mountain village on the western edge of the Catskills Mountains. More of Olivier's art and life can be seen at www.olivierdunrea.com

Customer Reviews

My son is 15 months old and loves this book!
Destiny J. Sample
The illustrations are adorable, the colors bright and captivating and the simple stories are very direct.
G. Dunshee
This was the first book my son ever read to me.
Jeremy Tarbush

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ulyyf on August 9, 2008
Format: Board book
Very cute and simple, both in pictures and text. Charming is the best word for the series.

Dunrea has a real gift at drawing emotions on geese. Even a very little child (and these books are just the right pace for babies and toddlers) can figure out what the geese are feeling by looking at the pictures.

And they're realistic, too. I can see an actual child bossing their friend like Gossie - and having a tantrum just like her too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Keith on October 11, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I've come to love Olivier Dunrea's books as much as my 2 year old son. They are so fun to read that I don't mind reading them over and over at the request of my son.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason Kirkfield VINE VOICE on March 1, 2011
Format: Board book
I liked this book; I still do. But it was never a hit with my kids. You can usually tell which board books are popular by how worn they become. This one still looks like new. So either Houghton Mifflin developed some kind of breakthrough spit-resistant cardboard, or this one simply wasn't a favorite.

Perhaps the original non-board book version is longer and does a better job of involving the reader with the eponymous ducks? Because I think the emotional bond evident in something like Toot & Puddle is missing here.

Dunrea's illustrations are charming. And the book's message is worthwhile: Friends can be different and still be friends. I would not hesitate to buy this again, but this time for a friend's baby shower gift.

3.5 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amber Norris on June 13, 2008
Format: Hardcover
What a wonderful little book. My daughter, who is soon to be 2 years old, reads this about a thousand times a day. She knows every single word by heart and she "reads" it out loud over and over. The illustrations are great, and the text is simple, and yet somehow, I never get sick of it. I am now searching to stock up on more Gossie & Gertie books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By molly1 on December 26, 2013
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
This is a great set of books for little ones 3 months to 2 years. They were favorites of both our grandchildren and I have given them as gifts to several little ones. They are simple, colorful and teach life lessons.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Medina on June 3, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a cute sturdy book that my daughter loves and enjoy, she loves when I read to her so I already got her some other 4 books from the same collection. They are very durable, also, the illustrations are very cute and the story is endearing.I will keep buying them.
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Finding books that young children will sit through is very hard and this one with the cute pictures that show so much feeling is very hard. This lovely book does the trick..bright pictures, simple sentences and good friends that is what this book provides.

I had checked this book out from the library and my 3 year old grand daughter just fell in love with the book. She would bring it to everyone to read to her. Since I had to purchase a textbook for myself (I decided to get her a copy of her very own,it is to be delivered today)because when it had to be returned to the library she started to cry,because she didn't want to see the book go.
We knew that this gem was a hit! Can't wait to see her face when she sees the book again.
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Format: Hardcover
After reading this book for the 5th time today, tonight my son (2 1/2 years old) was still laughing. He loves the part where Gossie is shouting, "Follow me!" As a parent, it is so joyful to see your little one enjoying his book so much. He laughs so hard, with his eyes closed, his mouth wide open, and then he falls to the floor continue to laugh. When we come to the end of the book, he would turn to the front of the book and say, "Read again mom!" And when I am not reading the book to him, I would see him sitting on the floor flipping the pages with his head moving back and forth. This is the reason I give this book a 5 star.
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